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Understanding Lysosomal Storage Disorders


Activity Info

This interactive webinar, recorded on April 8 as a live webcast, will help you recognize LSDs and understand why misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis is so devastating to patient outcomes. Genetic counselors Meghan Strenk and Rachel Hickey, and geneticist Dr. Jennifer Gannon, present several cases of this rare genetic disorder, and answer many frequently asked questions.

CME Information


Activity Title

Understanding Lysosomal Storage Disorders


Lysosomal Storage Disorders

Accreditation Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™; Genetic Counselor CEUs

Release Date

April 30, 2020

Expiration Date

April 29, 2021

Estimated Time to Complete Activity

1.0 hour


Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the underlying genetic etiology and general characteristics of the LSDs
  • Identify causes of mis- and delayed diagnosis of LSDs
  • List the therapeutic options for managing LSDs


Jennifer Gannon, MD
Clinical Biochemical Geneticist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Rachel E. Hickey, MS, LCGC
Genetic Counselor
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Meghan Strenk, MS, GCG
Senior Genetic Counselor
Clinical Genetics
Children’s Mercy Kansas City


  1. A $25 fee will be charged for NSGC credit. There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME credit or a certificate of participation for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CEU/CE information.
  3. Complete the CEU/CE activity
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 80% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test up to 3 times to successfully pass.
  5. Complete the CEU/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  6. Credit documentation/reporting: your CEU/CE certificate will be available for download.


This activity is intended for genetic counselors, physicians, and other members of the healthcare team.

Given the large number of lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs), it is unlikely that an individual disorder can be recognized immediately upon presentation, thereby delaying a critical diagnosis. It is critical that genetic counselors, physicians, and other members of the healthcare team become conversant with the LSDs in general and the clinical challenges and implications associated with them so that they can contribute to earlier identification and intervention in an incurable, but manageable disease if identified in a timely fashion. This need is particularly underscored given that almost 60% of genetic counselors are involved with direct patient care.

The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity is provided by The France Foundation in collaboration with the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

Genetic Counselors: The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized The France Foundation to offer up to 0.1 CEUs or 1 Category 1 contact hours for the activity Understanding Lysosomal Storage Disorders. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

Physicians: The France Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The France Foundation, an ACCME accredited provider.

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support The France Foundation (TFF) and the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF and NSGC resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, TFF and NSGC seek to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF and NSGC are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Activity Staff Disclosures
The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CE committee, or other members at the National Society of Genetic Counselors who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee & Faculty Disclosures

The planning committee member and faculty listed below report that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Jennifer Gannon, MD, FAAP, FACMG

The following planning committee member and faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Rachel Hickey, MS, CGC is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for Takeda.
  • Meghan Strenk, MS, CGC is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for Genzyme.

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme.

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